Living Well this Holiday Season

The holidays are a joyous time often filled with excitement, fun, giving and traditions. My favorite thing over the holiday season is a day in the snow with the most important people in my life, followed by a warm beverage. Unfortunately, the joys of the holidays are also often accompanied by stresses that have the potential to derail the holiday…

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Facing Fear and Finding Safety

For far too long I have undervalued the importance of acknowledging fear in the lives of patients with pain. I have always given fear the token head nod, acknowledging its presence; but my lack of deeper understanding has caused many missed opportunities for treatment. Facing fear is to embrace fear with the intention to disrupt it. This blog considers two…

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Practice Leadership Podcast: Building Out 350 Locations with Mark Kaufman

Our guest today is Mark Kaufman, the CEO and President of Athletico Physical Therapy, which started in 1991 and now has more than 350 locations. Mark will be sharing his story on his journey in physical therapy and how he was able to build out to so many locations successfully!

One important aspect to Mark’s journey was that he…

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Low Back Pain is the ‘Common Cold’ of the Spine

Several years ago articles on low back pain (LBP) would typically start off by stating how common LBP is in clinical practice.  One of my favorite opening statements goes like this:
“Next to the common cold, low back pain is the most common reason that individuals visit a physician’s office.” (reference here, original article here)
This statement has stuck…

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What to Do About the New PT and OT Eval Codes

For the last decade or so, healthcare providers—including rehab therapists—have faced a seemingly endless supply of new rules, regulations, and requirements. And many of these initiatives (including PQRS, FLR, and ICD-10) have directly—and negatively—impacted our payments and/or our time, both of which can have serious ramifications for our bottom lines. With that in mind…

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Gratitude

As I reflect on 2016, so many memories flood into my brain. For me, 2016 has been a year of many struggles. I think the most frequent comment I heard this year, “things aren’t easy for you,” or “life is just a struggle.”

I am more grateful than anyone knows for failing after being accountable and planning ahead for…

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Clinical Podcast: Pain Sciences with Dr. Adriaan Louw

Dr. Adriaan Louw is one of the ring leaders in pain sciences.  Adriaan and his wife, Colleen, founded the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI).  Dr. Louw travels all over, teaching and speaking on pain sciences.  Evidence in Motion has recently partnered with the International Spine and Pain Institute and we look forward to sharing some exceptional information with you…

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